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Plain English awards announced

The Plain English awards for 2013 have now been announced. Go to our awards page to see the winners, both good and bad.

Plain English Awards to be announced on 4 December

The annual Plain English Awards will be announced on 4 December. As ever, we will use the occasion to draw attention to those doing their bit for plain English and clear communication. We will also point out a few examples from the other end of the clarity scale, including a few verbal clangers.

Read more: Plain English Awards to be announced on 4 December

Plain English Campaign blast the Government for missing the point on pensions

Plain English Campaign, like many others, applaud the Government for planning to introduce a ‘cap’ on the charges for workplace pensions. However, we are amazed at their lack of foresight in not insisting that those charges are transparent.

Read more: Plain English Campaign blast the Government for missing the point on pensions

Charity Membership of Plain English Campaign

Your charity’s message should be as clear as possible. If it isn’t, your chance of reaching the widest possible audience will be seriously affected. This could in turn mean you miss out on potential donations and the chance to fully realise your aims.

For charities, every donation is crucial. With this in mind, you might want to think about displaying your commitment to clear communication, get help with producing clearer information and take advantage of our services at reduced rates.

Read more: Charity Membership of Plain English Campaign

2013 awards nominations

The 2013 Plain English Awards are almost here, but there’s still time for you to send us your nominations. If you have any great examples of not-so-great communication, written or spoken, or if you want to salute an individual or organisation for their plain-English efforts, we’d love to hear from you.

Send your suggestions to us by 1 November and we’ll consider them alongside all our other entries. For a list of award categories, please visit our awards page. The results will be announced on Wednesday 4 December.

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